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SLM Daily May 2012

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The Top 10 Things to Do This June in St. Louis

Celebrate the start of summer this June in St. Louis with the first Muny show, a three-day brew festival, a Cirque du Soleil performance, and more. Here's our list of the top 10 things not to miss ... more »

May 31, 2012 11:22 AM , News

Discovering New and Old St. Louis Eateries, Part 5: St. Louis Pho

For the month of May, we’ll visit restaurants new to us, though some of have been around for a good, long while. These aren’t restaurant reviews, not by a long shot; instead, consider ‘em experien... more »

May 30, 2012 9:04 AM News

Illinois Sports Betting: Race For More Revenue In Fairmount Park’s Favor

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks recently described the atmosphere at some of his city’s nightclubs as “wholesome.” He is steadfast against earlier closure times for nightclubs that can now re... more »

May 29, 2012 7:54 AM News

St. Louis Night Life Pick: Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Grab a bottle of wine and a bottle of bug spray: Summer's best free evening event is finally here! The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw, 314-577-5100) kicks o... more »

May 25, 2012 10:23 AM , News

Clayton High School and Metro Academic and Classical High School Ranked in Newsweek's Top 20 Public High Schools in the Midwest

Newsweek gave public education in the St. Louis area a nod recently, ranking Clayton High School and Metro Academic and Classical High School among the top 20 public high schools in the Midwest ... more »

May 24, 2012 2:09 PM News

Discovering New and Old St. Louis Eateries, Part 4: Three Kings Public House

For the month of May, we’ll visit restaurants new to us, though some of have been around for a good, long while. These aren’t restaurant reviews, not by a long shot; instead, consider ‘em experien... more »

May 23, 2012 9:07 AM News

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Joplin One Year Later: A Q&A on Healing with Joplin Grief Counselor Ann Leach

One year after the deadly tornado that decimated the town, Joplin is looking forward to healing and recovery. One such story of healing is from Joplin grief counselor and founder of Life Preserver... more »

May 22, 2012 2:55 PM News

St. Louis City Talks Tough With Rams, Lets Cardinals Slide

St. Louis City has treated the Rams harsher than the Cardinals, and its just beginning... more »

May 22, 2012 9:04 AM Sports

St. Louis Ranked Best City for Recent Grads, 95th in Average Salary

Another day, another ranking! On the heels of lists ranking St. Louis tops for crime , walkability , and cheapskates , two more lists released over the weekend included St. Louis in the mix, and... more »

May 21, 2012 4:55 PM News

St. Louis Sports Weekend Wrap-Up: Cardinals Falter, Rams Rebuild, and More on Talk Like Yoda Day

A rough weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals it was. Rookie Scott Van Slyke, son of former Cardinal Andy Van Slyke, bashed his first career home run on Sunday to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 ... more »

May 21, 2012 2:42 PM Sports

St. Louis Night Life Pick: Twilight Tuesdays

Going out for al fresco drinks with friends is one of my favorite things to do. But often, when the bill comes, I realize I’ve spent $50 to drink over-priced wine and talk to my two best friends, w... more »

May 18, 2012 10:33 AM News

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Trolley on the Delmar Loop Might be Running as Early as 2013

Plans were unveiled last night at the Loop Trolley Community Meeting in University City that included construction for a new trolley transportation system in the Delmar Loop starting as early as th... more »

May 17, 2012 3:10 PM News

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Discovering New and Old St. Louis Eateries, Part 3: Mango Peruvian Cuisine

The conceit this month was to try restaurants for a first time, places that had somehow slipped past my consciousness over time. This week’s entry stays true to the formula, with just a bit of hedg... more »

May 16, 2012 9:19 AM News

The St. Louis Rams Move One Step Closer to Los Angeles

The Rams officially have one foot out the door. The team barely stopped short of erecting a giant, neon sign reading “SEE YOU LATER, FOLKS!” atop the Edward Jones Dome, in a document released t... more »

May 15, 2012 3:04 PM Sports

House Speaker Steve Tilley Makes Rush Limbaugh Induction Ceremony A Total Bust

On Donnybrook a few weeks back, I said it wasn’t a big deal whether Rush Limbaugh's bust is added to the state Capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians . He fits the criteria for induction and, love... more »

May 15, 2012 9:01 AM News

Dome Proposal Overshadows the St. Louis Rams' First Offseason Practices

The St. Louis Rams wrapped up rookie minicamp on Sunday by taking 39 players to Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves . But the focus on Monday wasn’t evaluating the 20... more »

May 14, 2012 2:19 PM Sports

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Night Life Pick: Scape’s Back Bar

We have another glorious week ahead of us weather-wise, but as any St. Louisan knows, we will be feeling the wrath of heat and humidity soon enough. Since Mother Nature continues to show us her mag... more »

May 11, 2012 10:27 AM News

Starting a Small Business in St. Louis: A Q&A with Bob Boles of SCORE

Starting a small business can be daunting. Even if you have a great idea, there's a lot more to it: getting the funding, making a plan, and managing a business are just a few of the factors that go... more »

May 10, 2012 4:21 PM News

Discovering St. Louis: Molldeli’s Delicatessen in South County Might be Your New Favorite Place

For the month of May, we’ll visit restaurants new to us, though some of have been around for a good, long while. These aren’t restaurant reviews, not by a long shot; instead, consider ‘em experien... more »

May 9, 2012 11:45 AM News

The Show-Me-Your-Stupidity State: Missouri's "Don't Say Gay" Bill and Sue Shear Institute Debate

In the race to be ignorant, Missouri is determined to set the pace. The “Don’t Say Gay” bill , which would have ended any discussion of homosexuality at public schools, has drawn national scor... more »

May 9, 2012 8:34 AM News